Unbelievable! The last Corvette my dad restored before turning to Hot Rods, was a 67 427-435 car. That thing was so raw feeling, looking, and sounding. He had a little motor work done also. It sold to a collector in Kansas City for $55k and that was in the early 90's! 67 is probably regarded as the best year for cars and the Vette is on exception!
Congrats on being able to own such a great piece of American muscle!